Using Collocation to Boost Your IELTS Score – Key Word: a list of

 Key Word: a list of

1          Verb + list of

Use the correct form of these verbs:

make               find                  leave

cross                publish            memorise

  1. We were burgled last night. The police have asked us to __________ a list of everything that’s missing.
  2. At the back of your handout you will __________ a list of the books that I have referred to during the lecture.
  3. The English teacher made us__________ the whole list of irregular verbs. It took ages!
  4. Every year The Times __________ a list of the 30 richest people in the UK.
  5. My wife went off on holiday and__________ an endless list of things for me to do around the house.
  6. After his dreadful behaviour at dinner the other night, I have __________ Tim off my list of friends.

2          List of + noun

Complete the sentences with these nouns:

priorities                      candidates                   complaints

  1. We didn’t enjoy our holiday one bit. We have a list of__________ as long as your arm!
  2. I’ve drawn up a list of__________ that I’d like to interview. I’ve narrowed it down to five people.
  3. Decorating the bathroom comes a long way down my list of ____________ .There’s a lot more important things to do.

guests                           ingredients                  names

  1. The list of ____________ included 400g of sugar and 300g of butter.
  2. I think we’d better draw up a list of possible __________ for the wedding breakfast – just so that we have an idea of the problem!
  3. The police need a list of____________ of all those who witnessed the accident.


Ex 1: l. make     2. find     3. memorise     4. publishes     5. left     6. crossed

Ex 2: 1. complaints   2. candidates    3. priorities    4. ingredients    5. guests    6. names


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